Microsoft Patents IM Feature

Microsoft Patents IM Feature

Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft has secured a patent for the technology in an instant messaging client that allows you to see when a “buddy” is typing. Microsoft’s Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger products are hardly the only ones to include this feature; AOL and Yahoo instant-messaging wares do, as well.

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